The American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA) Simulation Education Committee re-endorsed OHSU's Anesthesia simulation education program in March. This two-year national endorsement is required for any simulation facility to offer Maintenance of Certification in Anesthesiology (MOCA) courses. The Department of Anesthesiology & Perioperative Medicine (APOM) delivers these courses, in collaboration with community partners, to practicing anesthesiologists from across the West Coast. APOM was the fourth anesthesia program in the country to receive this designation when the ASA endorsement was initiated in 2008. This re-endorsement is a further indication of the continued high quality of the APOM programmatic infrastructure and simulation faculty and staff. OHSU's MOCA courses continue to be one of the most attended programs in the western U.S.
"The re-endorsement reflects the excellent evaluations of the many courses we have done and the robust program structure we have," said Michael Seropian, MD, Clinical Professor, Department of Anesthesiology & Perioperative Medicine and Director of the OHSU Anesthesia Simulation Service. "I'd like to thank our entire simulation team for helping us achieve this milestone."